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Connecting Concepts: Cell Biology/Thermodynamics 4: Enzymes

Students learn what enzymes can and cannot do in a reaction by “hiring” an enzyme for the “job” of catalyst from a set of candidates that may be exaggerating their “qualifications.” Students will: 1) evaluate the claims of each enzyme to determine if they violate the chemical and
thermodynamic properties of enzymes; and 2) select the “candidate” who is honest about what a catalyst can do in a reaction.
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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Faculty)
5 years ago

Part four of five interactive exercises that investigate the role of thermodynamics in cell activity. Enzymes are critical to cell life. This is a vital and not easily understood concept.  Very well written and well organized. Requires students to draw conclusions from information presented.

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